Before there was Air Coryell, there was, uh, debonair Coryell. “With highwaters, no less!” says Kenn Tomasch, who sent me that 1977 screen shot to me (and who named the file “don_coryell_looks_awful.jpg”). And Coryell wasn’t the only one going solid-red — apparently the entire coaching staff was crimson-clad.
Sorry, gang, that’s it for today’s main entry. Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week. — Paul
Uni Watch News Ticker: The Wizards have added an “Abe” memorial patch for Abe Pollin. The patch design has also been added to the Verizon Center’s court surface, as you can kinda see in this photo taken from the nosebleed section last night by John Muir. … Here’s some video of the Red Wings and Blues both wearing dark jerseys during pregame warm-ups the other night (big thanks to Matthew Robins). … The Sharks have been wearing holiday-themed practice jerseys (with thanks to Ted Harms). … Here’s a weird
fetish obsession: a blog devoted exclusively to white footwear (big thanks to my buddy Rob Walker). … “Lipscomb player Brian Wright had issues with the ‘S’ on the front of his jersey during Thursday’s night’s win over SIU-Edwardsville,” writes Tim Burke. “It was dangling by a thread and the refs eventually made him tear it off.” … Decent article about high school uni violations here. … Andy Moursund has added another 20 images to his gallery of vintage program covers. … Fascinating, if somewhat jargon-filled, look at how the Cowboys’ merchandising program utilizes info-tracking technology here (big thanks to Tom Mulgrew). … Interesting Brtitish web project devoted to sports fashion in early movies here (nice find by Rob Nanovic). … Someone on the Chris Creamer boards is saying that this is the new Mets BP cap, but don’t fall for it. According to my information, the stupid-ass piping will be black, not white. Black “NY” insignia, too. … “This year, Butler University decided to let kids design the tickets for their men’s basketball season tickets, with interesting results,” writes Mike Miller. “Notice that the Xavier ticket (top row, third from right) features a player wearing 17, which of course is an illegal number in college.” … The Brisbane Lions (Aussie rules football) are being sued over their new logo (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm).
What I like about Jew: Happy Hanukkah to all who’ll be celebrating tonight. And for all you DIYers out there, if you work fast there’s still time for you to make yourself one of these before sundown.